Profession construction general contractor

Construction general contractors take on the responsibility to deliver a construction project. They participate on bid processes for construction projects and hire subcontractors to deliver the different stages of the construction process from beginning to completion. They make sure subcontractors hold up their part of the agreement and work in the construction site to make sure the project is delivered in time and according to agreed standards.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Construction product regulation

    Regulations on construction products quality standards applied throughout the European Union.

  • Contract law

    The field of legal principles that govern written agreements between parties concerning the exchange of goods or services, including contractual obligations and termination.

  • Real estate market

    The trends concerning the buying, selling, or renting of property, including the land, buildings, and natural resources encompassed within the property; the categories of residential properties and properties for business purposes which such properties are traded in.

Skills

  • Monitor contractor performance

    Manage contractor performance and assess whether they are meeting the agreed standard and correct underperformance if needed.

  • Follow health and safety procedures in construction

    Apply the relevant health and safety procedures in construction in order to prevent accidents, pollution and other risks.

  • Ensure compliance with construction project deadline

    Plan, schedule and monitor the building processes in order to ensure completion of the project by the set deadline.

  • Identify customer objectives

    Identify individual motives resulting in short, medium and long term fitness goals.

  • Check construction compliance

    Determine whether a construction complies with laws and regulations.

  • Communicate with customers

    Respond to and communicate with customers in the most efficient and appropriate manner to enable them to access the desired products or services, or any other help they may require.

  • Manage contracts

    Negotiate the terms, conditions, costs and other specifications of a contract while making sure they comply with legal requirements and are legally enforceable. Oversee the execution of the contract, agree on and document any changes.

  • Coordinate construction activities

    Coordinate the activities of several construction workers or crews to make sure they do not interfere with each other and to ensure that the works are done in a timely manner. Keep up to date on the progress of the teams and update the schedule if called for.

  • Read standard blueprints

    Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.

  • Audit contractors

    Examine and document different industry contractors, in order to determine whether they comply with regulations and standards in relation to safety, environment and quality of design, construction and testing, etc.

  • Perform quality control of design during a run

    Control and ensure the quality of design results during a run.

  • Monitor construction site

    Keep an overview of what happens at the construction site at all times. Identify who is present and what stage of the construction work each crew is in.

  • Monitor parameters' compliance in construction projects

    Monitors progress in construction sites and the compliance of various parameters outlined in the design phase such as quality, costs, timeline, and contractors' responsibilities.

Optional knowledge and skills

building codes perform project management energy efficiency manage health and safety standards plan shifts of employees review construction projects project commissioning plan allocation of space advise architects design principles inspect construction supplies decommissioning use safety equipment in construction energy performance of buildings quality assurance methodologies renewable energy technologies coordinate marketing plan actions communicate with construction crews zero-energy building design